Adele pictured visiting Grenfell Tower firefighters for 'cup of tea and cuddle'

Pauline Gross
June 20, 2017

The silence was also observed throughout Britain.

"We also reassured Mr Grogan that all our blocks have up to date fire safety assessments and are subject to regular safety inspections".

Once the safety inspections are completed and necessary work identified, the DCLG said it will work with housing associations and local authorities to identify the most appropriate options for supporting funding.

"I believe there are 79 people that are either dead, or missing, and sadly I have to presume are dead", Metropolitan Police Commander Stuart Cundy told reporters.

Department for Communities and Local Government's (DCLG) permanent secretary Melanie Dawes has written to council and housing association bosses calling for the checks in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire, in which at least 79 people are now feared to have died. Furthermore, she declined to respond to questions about government oversights that might have risen the death toll.

During the visit, Prince William hugged a distressed woman who had her husband missing after he was trapped in an elevator during the blaze.

"We explained that we work closely with West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service to ensure we consistently provide the highest standards of safety for our customers". It is incredibly hard to describe the devastation in some parts of that building.

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Speaking outside Scotland Yard, Mr Cundy added: "I have investigated major crime for most of my service and I have seen some awful things".

Despite this, Kensington MP Emma Dent Coad claimed many were seen "sleeping in cars and in parks because they don't know where to go and they aren't being looked after".

"She came in with loads of cakes".

However, it says its offers have been rebuffed by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, which has been co-ordinating a response to the tragedy.

Panorama reports that ministers were warned on various occasions that fire regulations were not keeping people safe and people living in towers were "at risk".

'The fact that Adele has gone to Grenfell tower and not said a word about it just proves how amazingly honest she is, ' one person commented.

The death toll was first given as 12 before being revised up to 17, then 30, then 58.

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